A true story of international intrigue
The Royal Mint is swindled of $1,000,000 of gold bullion in the Australian west coast city of Perth in 1982.
Three brothers, Raymond, Peter and Brian Mickelberg are convicted of fraudulently conspiring to steal the gold fortune.
There was precious little direct evidence, except a curious fingerprint – a print that matched that of Raymond Mickelberg, a former Vietname commando, now a pilot and abalone diver.
But evidence had been tampered with by Crown officers…
Witnesses began dying…
And Crown evidence shuffled back and forth in a pragmatic dance of deceit.
International power-games ensued in Britain, Canada, the United States and Australia to protect the tattered sacred cow, “Forensic Science.”
Was the fingerprint a forgery?
Then, seven years later, in 1989, $1,000,000 of gold bullion was secretly delivered by a mysterious Mr X to a television news reporter, with a note claiming the Mickelbergs were innocent!
“A Pragmatic Dance of Deceit”
AUTHOR: Avon Lovell